Inspiration, chocolate and digestive biscuits

Inspiration strikes at the most unexpected times… I’m sure a lot of people have found that (ahem toilet anyone? :P) I had mine while studying… Studying what? Weirdly enough cell physiology…

I had this sudden urge to make a digestive biscuit cheesecake base! Sadly, I didn’t have any of the ingredients for a cheesecake, so what else can I put on there?

Light bulbs went off in my head at this point! I have baking dark chocolate dying, wasting away in my cupboard! Next thought: Chocolate tart filling! *swoon* πŸ˜€

Then I thought let’s Google a recipe for this filling and I got a perfect perfect one! With a little tweaks to that recipe, I got myself a chocolate custardy filling! I tasted a bit and whoa…. love at first taste! It had a lightness and slightly almondy taste to it (nope no almonds were used in the recipe). It was the right combination of rich chocolate and light custard!

As I write, the tart/cheesecake hybrid is chilling in the freezer! I just couldn’t wait to write about it hence the quick post!

Digressing a little, my sister gets inspired as well… by k-pop, namely SM Entertainment’s new boyband EXO….I know I might sound biased here but having seen her drawings from 7 years ago and now, I’m amazed at how talented she is and how much its “blooming” and “flourishing” πŸ™‚

I went to check on that amazing confection and I HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN! *_* This cheesecake/tart hybrid is HEAVENLY, ORGASMICALLY GOOOD! The slight tinge of bitter dark chocolate, sweetness and light custard /soft cheese texture of the filling is just perfect! It even has my sister’s stamp of approval and trust me when I say that is not, NOT easy to get! Without further ado:

10 mins later:


Cold Brewing

I have recently come across this method of brewing! Lovers of iced tea and coffee, here is the answer to all your prayers (to mine as well ^-*) .
The weather was getting quite warm and I had this sudden craving for iced coffee. The sad, sad truth is there are no Starbucks where I live and since a trip to Central just for an iced coffee is ridiculous, I went on a quest for the perfect iced coffee recipe! And I did find it on this superb website! And wow the results were amazing! I also made some simple vanilla syrup.

Next thing I know I’m pouring my coffee concentrate over ice, adding milk and vanilla syrup to a glass.

Took a sip………. O.O It tasted exactly (I lie but maybe 99% similarity:P) like Starbuck’s!!

Following that trend, great fan of ice tea that I am, I steeped a around 1 cup of peach flavoured green tea leaves and jasmine tea in a large amount of cold water.
Mind you the first batch ( after soaking for nearly 10 hours) was bitter as anything, I had to add water and sugar to make it drinkable (is this a word?). I did read that for green tea, the leaves can be reused and the intensity of the resulting brew is different every time. Fascinating right?! I thought so too >.<
I steeped the leaves twice after I strained the first brew. Yumminess ❀ The flavours varied, in one brew you could taste more of the peach tea and the later brews had a stronger taste of the jasmine tea!
Recipes for these cold brews can be found easily on the Internet! So get brewing coffee and tea lovers! ^_^
I know I’m hooked for life πŸ˜€


I just discovered how amazing it is!!!!!!!!!
Oh and the cheese takes off some of the spiciness as well!!! yum!!^_^
cheese+ddukbokki= heaven =)

Oh hope i dont sound silly because i seriously didnt know you could use cheese in there !!